Takeo Spikes
Credit: The DL

Lower East Side hotspot The DL will be hosting NFL star Takeo Spikes and many other sports-related individuals tonight to celebrate his book tour for Behind the Mask.  

Takeo will be joined by NFL Hall of Famer and Guest of Honor, NY Giants Harry “The Captain” Carson, as well as Michael Strahan who acts as a host committee member. 

Credit: EAG Sports Management

Behind the Mask goes inside the minds of 12 Hall of Fame NFL linebackers (incl. Bobby Bell, Rickey Jackson and Mike Singletary) with unique images and original content written and photographed exclusively by Takeo Spikes.  Behind the Mask dives deep into the lives of men that rose to prominence on and off the field with an inspiring message of perseverance.

An honorarium gift of $10,000 will be awarded to Beyond the Boroughs, a National Scholarship Fund founded by former NFL offensive lineman Tutan Reyes, which awards four-year scholarships to students, with a primary focus on first generation collegians.

Other celebrities scheduled to attend include Harry Carson, Tony Richardson, Nate Burleson, JT Thomas, Damon Harrison, Plaxico Burress, Carlos Emmons, Antonio Pierce, Deon Grant, and Chris Canty.  

For event tickets & more information on Behind the Mask, please visit behindthemaskbook.com.  For more information on Beyond the Boroughs, please visit beyondtheboroughs.org.